Bounty jumper, one who, during the latter part of the Civil War, enlisted in the United States service, and deserted as soon as possible after receiving the bounty. [Collog.] — Queen Anne's bounty(Eng. Hist.), a provision made in Queen Anne's reign for augmenting poor clerical livings.

Syn. — Munificence; generosity; beneficence.

(Bou*quet") n. [F. bouquet bunch, bunch of flowers, trees, feathers, for bousquet, bosquet, thicket, a little wood, dim. of LL. boscus. See Bush thicket, and cf. Bosket, Busket.]

1. A nosegay; a bunch of flowers.

2. A perfume; an aroma; as, the bouquet of wine.

(||Bou`que*tin") n. [F.] (Zoöl.) The ibex.

(Bour) n. [See Bower a chamber.] A chamber or a cottage. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Bour"bon) n. [From the castle and seigniory of Bourbon in central France.]

1. A member of a family which has occupied several European thrones, and whose descendants still claim the throne of France.

2. A politician who is behind the age; a ruler or politician who neither forgets nor learns anything; an obstinate conservative.

Boun"te*ous*ly, adv.Boun"te*ous*ness, n.

(Boun"ti*ful) a.

1. Free in giving; liberal in bestowing gifts and favors.

God, the bountiful Author of our being.

2. Plentiful; abundant; as, a bountiful supply of food.

Syn. — Liberal; munificent; generous; bounteous.

Boun"ti*ful*ly, adv.Boun"ti*ful*ness, n.

(Boun"ti*head Boun"ty*hood) n. Goodness; generosity. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Boun"ty), n.; pl. Bounties [OE. bounte goodness, kindness, F. bonté, fr. L. bonitas, fr. bonus good, for older duonus; cf. Skr. duvas honor, respect.]

1. Goodness, kindness; virtue; worth. [Obs.]

Nature set in her at once beauty with bounty.

2. Liberality in bestowing gifts or favors; gracious or liberal giving; generosity; munificence.

My bounty is as boundless as the sea.

3. That which is given generously or liberally. "Thy morning bounties." Cowper.

4. A premium offered or given to induce men to enlist into the public service; or to encourage any branch of industry, as husbandry or manufactures.

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